Are you looking for a quick break from the busy city life? You don’t have to go far. Just about 180 kilometres north-east of Melbourne on the Goulburn River and a leisurely 2.5-hour drive away, Shepparton offers many activities and attractions for a fun and enjoyable getaway. This rural region of Victoria is well-known for farming, fruit picking and its kid-friendly parks, making it a great destination for a family holiday.
If you haven’t been out to explore regional Victoria, now is the time to do so. Shepparton is the best place to start your local discoveries. Here are is a list of some things to do and sights to see when visiting Shepparton.
Shepparton Art Museum
The Shepparton Art Museum regularly presents curated, local community and touring exhibitions. One of its permanent exhibitions is on the history of Australian ceramics, in addition to magnificent collections of Australian paintings and works on paper. Entrance is free and they are open from Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm except on Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For more information, visit their site here.
Tatura War Camps Museum
Located 20kms west of Shepparton, the Tatura War Camps Museum <hyperlinked to http://www.taturamuseum.org.au/> features photographs, art and craft work, records, recollections, memorabilia and other archival material recovered from the former prisoners of war and internees in the Tatura area during World War 2. The museum charges an entrance fee of $5 for adults, $4 for concession, and $2 for children under 12. The museum is being run by volunteers so they are depending on the fees collected for the upkeep of the place. For more information, visit their site here http://www.taturamuseum.org.au
SPC Ardmona KidsTown
The SPC Ardmona is located on the Midland Highway between Shepparton and Mooroopna. It’s a world-class, child-orientated, adventure playground that the whole family will enjoy. The SPC Ardmona KidsTown has giant slides, a maze, a miniature train, and lots of spaces for the little ones to explore and play in. For more information, visit their site here http://www.kidstown.org.au.
As you explore Greater Shepparton’s parks, gardens, riverbanks and public spaces you will see these bold, bright, life-sized 3D fiberglass cows that are giving vibrant colour to Shepparton’s street art. Getting the kids to count how many they can spot can make for a fun game.
SPC Ardmona Factory Sales
The SPC Ardmona Factory offers 20-70% discount on top Australian brands such as Masterfoods, Heinz/Watties, Meadow Lea, IXL, Cadbury, Campbell ’s Soups and Uncle Toby’s. If you need to stock up your pantry, this factory sales outlet is a good place to do so. Make sure to check out the price list on their website as their product range is always changing.
Your visit to Shepparton won’t be complete without sampling the wines of the region. Local wineries offer a wide range of wines, from full bodied reds to the light whites. Pair it with some grapes, cheese and cold cuts for a complete gourmet experience.
If you love nature and the great outdoors, then you will surely enjoy Shepparton. The region offers a wide range of outdoor activities such as fishing on the Goulburn and Broken Rivers, walking or cycling along the “Yanha Gurtji” shared path network, golf on the Shepparton Golf Course, and rowing or canoeing along Victoria Park Lake. If you need to relieve stress from work or home, then being outside in the midst of nature can be exactly what you need.
Looking to stay the night?
If you are planning to stay overnight or several days, there are many accommodations in Shepparton, but make sure to pick one that gives you easy access to the activities you want to do. Riverside Cabin Park is conveniently situated within a close distance to a great range of attractions and outdoor activities available in Shepparton. Plus, we offer various cabin accommodations that are suitable for solo travellers, couples and entire families.
Book with Riverside Cabin Park today and experience Shepparton at its finest!